Herschel sees budding stars and a giant, strange ring
Geege Schuman stashed this in Space
The Herschel Space Observatory has uncovered a weird ring of dusty material while obtaining one of the sharpest scans to date of a huge cloud of gas and dust, called NGC 7538. The observations have revealed numerous clumps of material, a baker's dozen of which may evolve into the most powerful kinds of stars in the universe. Herschel is a European Space Agency mission with important NASA contributions.Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-06-herschel-budding-stars-giant-strange.html#jCp
Well this is sweet. Beautiful image.